This month has been extremely stressful with lots of appointments and another project that I’m working on – I’ll tell you about that soon when I know for sure that it’s happening. My favourites this month have all been things to help me unwind and cope with the stress (yes, food helps me cope with stress haha!).
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been loving this month…
The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid
If you’ve read any of my recent posts you’ve probably seen that my anxiety has caused a mass outbreak of spots. I reached a low point where I was in so much pain and the internet advised me to place a used green tea teabag on the spot. After having my boyfriend almost wet himself at the sight, I did some research to find out what my other options were. I came across lots of articles singing the praises of Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and eradicate the debris which causes clogged pores and spots. I got this little bottle from The Ordinary for about £4.20 and it has been amazing. I have religiously applied it to my skin morning and night and it has aided the clear up of my spots. This is definitely going to be a firm favourite on my dressing table ready for any further breakouts.
Books to escape into
The weather this summer has been crazy. One minute we’re experiencing the hottest day on record and the next we’re battling through severe thunder storms. Between the weather and my crazy anxiety-induced mood swings I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. Thankfully I have a pile of feel-good books to escape into. I love a book based abroad or nestled in remote country locations. I can escape into a world where everything is much simpler and for that short little while what’s going on around me, or inside of me, doesn’t matter. In my opinion there’s not much a good book can’t help with.
If I go for a walk and we go too far from the car I get anxious. I think it’s because if I freak out I’m so far from a ‘safe place’ and so far from being able to get myself home. Recently we’ve been using our National Trust Memberships and going for short walks at the weekend. I’ve been really enjoying being out in the open and walking, whilst still being relatively close to the car to prevent myself from panicking. We’re very lucky to live so close to a number of National Trust properties and so our options for a weekend walk are far from limited. If you follow my Instagram you’ll have seen lots of pictures from our weekend trips.
Gluten Free Couscous
This one may seem a little random but anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my food. Unfortunately gluten free options are often not as nice as their gluten counterpart and so meals can leave me feeling rather disappointed. I came across some gluten free couscous recently and have been obsessed ever since. I mix it with some hot water, a stock cube and chop up some cucumber to go with it. It’s very yummy and so easy to make. Just typing this is making me want some – can I justify it as a mid afternoon snack?
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What have you been loving this month?